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from dannysullivan 2474 Days ago #
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What’s Sphinn? When Search Engine Land launched, I talked about liking the name as reflecting a community "where people can meet, talk, discuss and network" and promised that the site would be upgraded to make it easier for people to do all this (http://searchengineland.com/061211-161949.php is the original post). It took a lot longer than the "next month or so" that I originally thought to put together what you see today, which is Sphinn. The site is designed to: + Provide a way for those in the Search Engine Land community to better comment on our own stories. Our existing commenting system will go away, to be replaced by Sphinn. + Allow everyone to share and comment on news stories about search and interactive marketing using a Digg/voting model that’s appealing to some. By no means do we envision Sphinn as replacing sites like Digg. But we think that story submission model can work and be powerful in a specialized area such as search, as well. + Let the Search Engine Land community start discussions independently of our stories -- IE, Sphinn is also the Search Engine Land forums area. In our short history, we’ve gained a huge readership at the site. However, readers can only comment about what we write about, at the moment. Sphinn will let them start discussions independently of our stories or any stories that have been posted on the web. Plus, people can vote for discussions they think are particularly good. + Help with virtual networking. One of the great things about search marketing is how welcoming people are to those coming into the space. We hope Sphinn will allow people to set up their own virtual business cards using profiles and make friends while they are here. + Help with in-person networking. We run a number of Search Marketing Expo events, plus people meet up at events other than these. A common problem aside from knowing what’s going on is how to network when you are there. We hope the events calendar at Sphinn will help you find things to go to plus list yourself as attending, which should help with networking. Guide To Sphinn I’ve introduced some of the features, but I’d encourage you to read both the About Sphinn page and the Sphinn help page for even more. You’ll find them here: + About: http://sphinn.com/about.php + Help: http://sphinn.com/help-info.php

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from rustybrick 2474 Days ago #
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Welcome everyone!

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from tamar 2474 Days ago #
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Hi guys. :)

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from MattC 2474 Days ago #
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Hola Danny!

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from DavidWallace 2474 Days ago #
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Hello everyone!

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from TheFounder 2474 Days ago #
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Way cool Danny ..... anything I can do to help please let me know.. all us old moderators of Threadwatch want a new home.

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from B10G 2474 Days ago #
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Hi everyone! it certainly looks v.cool. thanks Danny

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from fctoma 2474 Days ago #
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Nice idea Danny. Still in culture shock moving to Idaho from Garden Grovage.... best to you in 2007!~

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from DaveDavis 2474 Days ago #
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Congratulations lads. Looks like a winner so far. Although, that was the longest profile update in the history of the web. ;)

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from JasonBartholme 2474 Days ago #
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This is great Danny. Can we keep out the Digg crowd? ;)

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from DaveN 2474 Days ago #
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it won’t spin for me :(

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from AndrewGirdwood 2474 Days ago #
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Hello people! What a fantastic idea!

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from OrangeSoda 2474 Days ago #
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This should be fun.

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from Aviva 2474 Days ago #
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Great to have a new community!

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from chrisbartow 2474 Days ago #
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When is Diet Coke coming on board as a sponsor?

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from imnotadoctor 2474 Days ago #
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Sweet!!!!! I love this!

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from identity 2474 Days ago #
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Congrats on the new launch. This should be a great addition and tool for the community!

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from jbones 2474 Days ago #
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Hi!

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from BrianM 2474 Days ago #
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Congrats! I’m In!

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from JohnnyT 2474 Days ago #
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Sweet! Love it, love it, love it. Thanks to all involved.

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from reubenyau 2474 Days ago #
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Good job Danny - looks good!

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from Jimmy 2474 Days ago #
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Very cool!

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from MattMcGee 2474 Days ago #
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Congrats, Danny, Chris, Barry and the whole crew - looks very cool. Friends and stalkers gladly accepted, by the way. :-)

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from Faris 2474 Days ago #
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Thanks for creating another great resource for the search community.

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from mattstoddart 2474 Days ago #
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Very cool....let’s rock!

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from markus941 2474 Days ago #
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Threadwatch dies and Sphinn is born. Ah, the circle of life. Congrats on launching this site - looking good.

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from JohnC 2474 Days ago #
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Looking good!

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from DLPerry 2474 Days ago #
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Very cool - this should be fun. I think I’ll tag along. friends and stalkers welcome

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from Sebastian 2474 Days ago #
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Sphinn rocks - Thanks!

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from perkoch 2473 Days ago #
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Congratulations, Danny! Per & Susanne

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from bill 2473 Days ago #
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Just found this place. So far so good. ;)

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from JonMyers 2473 Days ago #
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Hi All, great stuff Danny

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from Rumbas 2473 Days ago #
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Great idea! Good luck :)

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from kimber 2473 Days ago #
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i’m just getting spinning - or sphinning - can’t wait to see what happens!

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from MiriamEllis 2473 Days ago #
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Dear Danny, I’m really excited about this, but am running into bugs on this thread. When I click on the title of this Welcome post, it is taking me to Barry’s post on: Google Acquires Postini, a Security Company, for $625 Million Uh-oh! Good luck getting the bugs worked out. This is going to be just the coolest place! Miriam

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from seo499.com 2472 Days ago #
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Just joined and sphinn looks great - Congrats Danny!

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from Gids 2472 Days ago #
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Hi Danny It’s a winner. I’m looking forward to watching it grow and grow...

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from SiteMost 2470 Days ago #
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I’m on-board as well - looking forward to a very enjoyable ride

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from gennsearch 2469 Days ago #
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Hey Danny, I thought that sooner rather than later you would have started an online community, I like the sphinn name

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from iszk1 2445 Days ago #
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Hi Danny, This is Kenichi Suzuki from Japan. I’m really enjoying walking around sphinn. Looking forward to you coming to my countory! ;->

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from Musa 2214 Days ago #
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Hi DannyThanks for making a great community for SEO users im sure it will grow at tremendous rates

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from gridsix 1930 Days ago #
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is sphinn powered by pligg?

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